Windows 8 only recently hit the market and the tech press has already given it a test drive. Some of them have published their findings online. This is great for the general public, as it gives them an opportunity to learn the ins and outs of the new operating system. InfoWorld writer J. Peter Bruzzese recently wrote about numerous cool things about Windows 8. Below we cover a few of the things he found.
The charms bar
Windows 8 includes a side navigation bar called the charms bar. It becomes visible on the right side of the screen when users click or swipe there. Once it’s visible, the bar allows users to take advantage of a variety of shortcuts. Users can click or tap the “Settings” option and then click “Power” to put their computer to sleep. The charms bar has settings for searching, sharing, and switching to the Windows 7 desktop.
Retrieving lost files
What’s worse than losing a file? Not much when it comes to computing. Fortunately, Windows 8 can help. The operating system comes with a new way of saving copies of files that lets users recover previous versions if their current file is lost or damaged. This feature works in much the same way as does OS X’s Time Machine utility.
Windows on the go
If you are on-the-go a lot, you will like this great feature. Using the Enterprise Edition of Windows 8 users can capture their whole Windows environment and store it on a USB drive. This enables them to take it with them and pull it up on a PC that uses Windows 7 or 8.
Posted on: 11.21.12